Eau Claire Boys

Eau Claire, WI United States
Founded: 1953

Inactive Junior
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1960 Giant * Kiss Them for Me * Powerhouse * Funiculi, Funicula * Little Drummer Boy * Saints * Round and Round * New World Symphony  
1961 Conquest (from Captain From Castile) * Under the Sun * The Minstrel Boy * America * Blue Skies (from Alexander's Ragtime Band) * Patricia * Basin Street Blues * Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz) * Diana * September in the Rain * Land of the Pharaohs  
1962 Conquest (from Captain From Castile) * The Minstrel Boy * The President * This is My Country * Bathsheba * Mack The Knife * Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz) * Manhattan Spiritual * 500 Miles  
1963 King Of Kings * God of Our Fathers * The Minstrel Boy * Maria (from West Side Story) * Gee, Officer Krupke (from West Side Story) * I Feel Pretty (from West Side Story) * I Could Have Danced All Night (from My Fair Lady) * En er Mundo * 500 Miles  
1964 Quo Vadis * Harlem Nocturne * God of Our Fathers * Maria (from West Side Story) * I Feel Pretty (from West Side Story) * America (from West Side Story) * Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz) * I Could Have Danced All Night (from My Fair Lady) * 500 Miles  
1965 Rule Britannia * I Could Have Danced All Night (from My Fair Lady) * The Lord's Prayer * Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes) * Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport * Meadowland * Joshua * Annie Laurie  
1966 March of the Olympians * Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah * Sugar Blues * Basin Street Blues * A Powdered Wig * Drunken Sailor * No Man is an Island * Annie Laurie  
1967 Hava Nagila * Ladies * Mame * No Man is an Island * Born Free * The Minstrel Boy  
1968 I'm Gonna Live Till I Die * Blowin' In The Wind * Harlem Nocturne * Manhattan Beach March * Goin' Out Of My Head  
1969 Manhattan Beach March * Don't Sleep in the Subway * If I Loved You (from Carousel) * Casino Royale * Columbia the Gem of the Ocean * In the Still of the Night  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.
The Eau Claire Boys was a junior marching and maneuvering and parade corps based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Walter E. Brown founded a Boy Scout Band in 1952, which became the Eau Claire Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps about 1957 and eventually the all-male Eau Claire Boys. The group was self sponsored and affiliated with the VFW and American Legion.

The Boys required that all of its membership come from Eau Claire, a condition that ultimately limited recruiting opportunities.

The corps’ colors were black and white. The uniform and marching style, featuring short shorts, short-sleeve shirts, knee socks, and high arm swing, were influenced by the very popular Canadian Scout House.

The Boys sponsored a contest annually in September, the Drums on the Chippewa.

The corps became coed with a huge guard in 1970, and eventually become the coed Sundowners.

[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966; http://www.geocities.com/ecdrumcorps/index_nn4.html; rec.arts.marching.drumcorps 1/1/98; Wayne Deusterbeck]

Members (13)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Ausman, Mike Color Guard 1966 to 1969
Brimmer, Steve Drum Line (Rudimental Bass) 1965 to 1967
Duesterbeck, Wayne drum 1959 to 1965
Fenske, Bob (Fearless) Soparanos 1966 to 1970
LIndberg, Michael soprano 1960 to 1967
Lindberg, Mike Percussion 1959 to 1960
Lindberg, Mike Soprano 1961 to 1966
Lindberg, Mike French Horn 1967
Marx, David Percussion 1967 to 1968
Peeso, Patrick color guard 1969
Volkman, Dave Single Tenor 1970
Weber, Glenn Soprano 1960 to 1963
Werlein, Mark Brass/Percussion 1966 to 1969

CORPS 2 items

Eau Claire Boys

Eau Claire Boys Jacket from the Bill Ives Collection
Eau Claire Boys

Eau Claire Boys Jacket from the Bill Ives Collection

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